I love the characters in my books—even the so-called villains! As I write them, they come alive. I love their depth and subtleties. In May's short story you’ll find a glimpse of her during an important life event. I hope you're as intrigued with her as I am.
Welcome to Ayphae, today's stop on the blog tour! Imagine stepping into a field of toadstools and knowing they’ll produce colored lights based on what you like. Or a group of mushrooms will dance around you, expecting you to do the same. In Ayphae, fungi think using your brain—without draining or affecting you, the way … Continue reading Clean Fiction Blog Tour: Ayphae • A World Beyond Your Imagination
Last week I was adamant that character death is not something to splash around or negate with resurrection. It should be respected. If you don’t lay down rules and keep them, your audience won’t trust you and you can’t maintain dramatic suspense. But… Aren’t there exceptions? Most exceptions to this rule deal with something called … Continue reading Why Bad Writing is Killing Death – Part 2
Death is really popular in movies these days. Or at least, pretending someone’s dead is. Then they get resurrected somehow—twenty seconds later (Maleficent II), later in the same movie (almost any Marvel movie), in the next movie (Pirates of the Caribbean II), in the last installment of the franchise (Ep. IX of Star Wars), etc. … Continue reading Why Bad Writing is Killing Death – Part 1
I'm excited about my next book, Tales of Brekh'cha. The backstory of its land and characters are introduced and developed. Take a look at Chapter One. -Ian “Kel!” Dad was calling. Kel didn’t care. He wanted to stay and keep looking. Running his stone fingers over his chair, his desk…taking in the room he’d grown … Continue reading Wrath of the Flame Dragon
A’a. That’s what Sai called it. Dane crawled from one ebon rock to another, gritting his teeth. This stuff was nasty sharp. He’d slipped earlier and cut his leg a little. Now he wished he was wearing gloves, because even gripping these things for support was like holding the wrong end of a knife. “You … Continue reading Encountering the Dragon in Brekh’cha
Check out the fist chapter of Brekh'cha: Dragon's Fang.
2019? That’s right, I forgot to make resolutions last year. Better late than never, right?
Here's a quick list of 10 random things we love about life. What about you?
Many people have asked me, “What is your target audience? What is the age range?” I’ve responded, “Adult. I deal with complex concepts, and most of my stories are centered around people.” Ian's Amazon Author Page And yet many of my plot implements and themes seem oddly childish. Not because I make them that way—and … Continue reading Am I a YA Author?